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An estimated 200 million people and many more domestic animals throughout the tropical and sub-tropical world suffer from the parasitic disease schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia), while more than 400 million others are at risk of infection. With the aid of cinemicrography, electron micrographs and graphics, this video gives a highly detailed account of each stage in the life-cycle of 'Schistosoma mansoni', one of the five principal species of schistosome and shows how certain...
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Topics: Schistosomicides, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosomiasis -- prevention & control, Tropical...
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This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
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Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
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Shows the symptomatology of shell-shock in 18 British other rankers and its treatment by two leading R.A.M.C. neurologists in two British military hospitals towards the end of the First World War. Captions tell us the men's names, rank, medical condition, details of their symptoms and how long it took to complete the cure, which in one case was in two and a half hours. Clinical features shown include a variety of ataxic and hysterical gaits hysterical paralyses, contractures and anaesthesias...
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Hospitals, Military, Combat Disorders -- rehabilitation, World war, Armed...
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This film acts as a demonstration of the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subject. 3 segments
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Medical sciences, Anatomy, Muscles, Medical
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This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
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A case demonstration showing loss of equilibrium at an early stage and somnolence at a later stage due to encephalitis lethargica, also known as 'sleepy sickness' or 'sleeping sickness'. 1 segment.
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Topics: Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurology, Neurology, Encephalitis, Neurologists. Doctors.
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This film presents the basic principles underlying active, passive and transferred immunity in man and animals, and explains the production and modus operandi of various types of vaccines and antisera. Topics discussed include the acquisition of natural and artificial immunity, the phenomenon of primary and secondary stimuli in establishing active immunity, transferred immunity in new-born children and animals, toxoids and killed bacterial vaccines, and living attenuated and killed virus...
Topics: Immunity, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral Vaccines, Disease control, Immunity, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral...
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This film highlights the principles of good posture, both standing and sitting, and the effect of posture on physique. The film consists of short sequences of young men in contemporary sports attire, standing or sitting against a dark background. Occasionally animated drawings are used to highlight the skeleton or muscle groups. Intertitles describe the aspects of each pose which are considered to be indicative of good posture, and which of bad. 3 segments
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Topics: Orthopedics, Posture, Medical sciences, Orthopedics, Posture, Medical students. Medical.
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Demonstrates the dressing of minor wounds of the index finger. Also shows diagrams of the lymphatic of the arm. 1 segment.
Topics: First Aid, Wounds and Injuries, Finger Injuries, Lymphatic System, Medical sciences, Human...
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A black and white, silent film, made up of a series of illustrations of a number of different cataract operations. The sequences show the different types of cataracts and a variety of procedures to remove or treat them. 3 segments.
Topics: Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Cataract Extraction, Eye, Eyesight, Ophthalmology,...
There are 8 1-minute television infomercials for television broadcast on this reel. 1. Over 35; for this age group, warnings that gum disease rather than tooth decay is a problem (animation). 2. Tooth decay in children and the importance of looking after teeth (animation). 3. In middle-age and beyond, a reminder that your teeth should be considered as 'permanent', "you'll think you're another Peter Pan" (animation). 4. Businessman; "home is where good dental health is" and...
Topics: Dentistry, Hygiene, Oral Health
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Abbreviated version of the 1971-72 film of the same title but preserving almost all the historical and experimental physiological content of the longer version. Described by Dr. W.F. Bynum (WIHM) as ...one of the best films ever produced on the history of medicine...highly recommended . 5 segments.
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Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Human physiology,...
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Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
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A folding almanac in Latin, containing a calendar (three months per leaf) and astrological tables and diagrams. Produced in England c.1415-1420 (the calendar includes the feast of John of Beverley, whose cult was proclaimed by Henry V after victory at Agincourt on 7 May 1415). It follows the Kalendar ad meridiem Oxonie of John Somer (1380), and contains data for the four Metonic cycles starting in 1387, 1406, 1425 and 1444, with lists of solar eclipses between 1384 and 1462 and lunar eclipses...
Topics: Almanacs sh 85003744, Calendars sh 85018851, Astrology sh 85008893, Eclipses sh 85040736, Middle...
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Using stylised diagrams throughout, some of them animated, the physiology of the skin is described in an elementary way. Various integuments epidermis growth replacement. Dermis structure. Nails. Touch cells. Sweat glands. Hair follicle. Care of skin. How a blister forms. 3 segments.
Topics: Dermatology, Skin, Hair Follicle, Sweat Glands, Epidermis, Touch, Nails, Blister, Medical sciences,...
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Shows a variety of acrobatic movements to demonstrate the action of muscles, vertebral column, hip and shoulder joints in living subjects. Four female acrobats perform a variety of movements while interspersed radiograms show the spine in various positions. 5 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Muscles, Human physiology, Anatomy, Muscles, Health care personnel.
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This film shows the second stage of labour, and opens with the head of the first child advancing and gradually distending the perineum. The first child presents in the left occipito anterior position. The second child presents and is delivered in the third vortex position. The placenta is delivered. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Twins, Monozygotic, Labor, Obstetric, Parturition, Birth, Medical sciences, Obstetrics,...
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After briefly outlining the work of William Withering (1741-1799) and Sir James Mackenzie (1853-1925) on the use of digitalis in the treatment of heart disease, the film describes the chemical composition and medicinal properties of the crystalline glycosides found in the leaves of the common foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), and shows how digoxin is extracted from the leaves of the white Danubian foxglove (Digitalis Lanata). The pharmacological action of digoxin is demonstrated on isolated rabbit...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Heart Diseases -- drug therapy, UK, Medical sciences, Medicine -- History,...
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General considerations. Examples of mammalian skeletal variations. Naked eye structure of bone. Chemical constitution of bone. Growth and repair of bone. Rickets. Joints. 3 segments.
Topics: Skeleton, Anatomy, Bone and Bones, Rickets, Joints, Human physiology, Skeleton, Anatomy, Bone and...
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This is the first edition of one of the most notable films in the history of medical and scientific film (subsequent editions 1957, 1971-72, 1978), made to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cardis et Sanguinis (1628). Against the historical background of classical Galenic and Renaissance cardio-vascular anatomy and physiology, Henry Dale re-enacts Harvey's physiological experiments demonstrating the circualtion of the blood in animals...
Topics: Harvey, William, 1578-1657, Blood Circulation -- history, Physiology -- history, Cardiology --...
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Life cycle of Aedes Aegypti. Microphotography of eggs. Larva, pupa and then adult mosquito emerging. Female and male breeding. 3 segments.
Topics: Tropical Medicine, Culicidae, Insects, Tropical diseases, Tropical Medicine, Culicidae, Medical...
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A highly technical film for the anaesthetist, showing the apparatus designed to deliver continuous flow of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Ether is shown being added to the mixture of gases in various quantities. Diagrams are used throughout with short sequences of anaesthetised patients in between. The film is structured in parts, as follows Preparation of Apparatus (showing correct flow meters), Induction, Introduction of Oxygen, then Ether, Maintenance. 6 segments.
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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An instructional film looking at all aspects of breast feeding. Antenatal welfare and preparation is advised - the importance of good diet (sample meals are shown by a midwife) and the clinical examination of the breasts are encouraged. Postnatal management begins in hospital with the establishment of lactation during the 'Lying In' period the importance of hygiene around the nipple is encouraged. Shots then include the mother and baby at home - we see the preparation of the cot, nappy...
Topics: Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Breast Feeding, Maternal...
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Demonstrates practical ways in which chronically ill or acutely disabled patients of advanced years can be helped to live useful, self-sufficient lives. The film uses case studies from various patients who have become inactive and needed rehabilitation. 5 segments.
Topics: Rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Physical Therapy Modalities, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation, Geriatrics,...
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A film showing the mastectomy of a breast to treat breast cancer. Introduction, incision, lymphatic drainage, skin undercut pectoral muscles divided at insertion axilla dissected axillary structures demonstrated specimen amputated wound closed and dressed macroscopic appearance of specimen. 3 segments.
Topics: Neoplasms, General Surgery, Breast Neoplasms -- surgery, Lymph Nodes -- surgery, Cancer, Surgery,...
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An elementary but comprehensive survey of some of the clinical aspects of blood. 2 segments.
Topics: Hematology, Blood, Erythrocytes, Leukocytes, Plasma, Blood Platelets, Medical sciences, Hematology,...
This film starts with intertitles explaining that the techniques shown in the film on children under12 have been in place for a few years before the film was made. A girl is given an injection by a nurse and then the children about to have the operation, dressed in their surgical clothing, are shown in the playroom, talking to the nurse. A child comes in to the surgical room holding a teddy bear. It is noted that the child is not restrained in anyway. The child is anaesthetised (open drop...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Tonsillectomy
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An amusing US-army sponsored instructional film (one of a series) aimed at military personnel. The film provides information about how easily malaria can be contracted without taking precautions it shows Snafu making a catalogue of errors such as not using repellent. At first the mosquito is thwarted in his endeavour to sting Snafu, then at the end the mosquito tells his son what he did in the war - Snafu's scalp is on the wall. Mel Blanc who also voiced Bugs Bunny provided the characterisation...
Topics: Malaria, Military Hygiene -- education, Military Hygiene -- history, Medical sciences, Malaria,...
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Requirements of an ideal analgesic and the use of nitrous oxide and trichlorethlene in childbirth. A pregnant woman is shown on a hospital bed and the voice-over sets the tone for this medical information film, explaining that there are four key factors in seeking analgesia in childbirth. The mother remains conscious and co-operative, there are good uterine contractions, the method is safe for mother and baby and respiration in the baby is not repressed. Reminding the viewer of the happy...
Topics: Parturition, Obstetrics, Analgesia, Obstetrical, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Birth, Maternal and child...
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This black and white, silent film, attempts to show the difference between conditioned and unconditioned responses in animals and humans. It begins by enacting Pavlov's experiments on a dog's salivary mechanism. Gradually we are shown how the unconditioned production of saliva at the sight or smell of food can be conditioned to appear at the sight of a flashing light. We also examine a newborn baby's reflexes of sucking and grabbing and see how they become conditioned as it grows older. Simple...
Topics: Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich, 1849-1936, Conditioning (Psychology), Instinct, Salivary Glands, Behaviour,...
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The film sets forth a technique for dealing with cardiac arrest by opening the chest wall and massage. It is primarily intended for anaesthetists and others who may be forced with a case of arrest in the absence of any surgeon used to thoracotomy. The use of electrical defibrillators is explained, as well as that of drugs. Since, in such an emergency as is described, each has his part to play, the film may appropriately be shown to all theatre personnel (from the ICI catalogue entry). John...
Topic: Cardiology
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Common pin mould is shown by animated diagram growing and sporulating, together with plus and minus strains. The budding of yeast and its use for bread is shown. 2 segments.
Topics: Microbiology, Fungi, Saccharomycetales, Microbiology, Microbiology, Fungi, Saccharomycetales,...
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Diagrammatic review of the prostate and related organs in normal man. By diagram the anatomy and relations of the prostate and related organs are shown in normal man development hypertrophy effect complications. 3 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Prostate, Prostatic Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract, Kidney, Urinary Bladder, Anatomy, Human...
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This film shows how halibut oil is made beginning with fishermen catching live halibuts and ending with work in the laboratory to turn the most nutritious aspects of halibut oil into a vitamin supplement which is then tested as a treatment on a group of laboratory rats who have been bred to develop rickets.
Topics: Fishing, Fish Oils, Fish Oils -- therapeutic use, Rickets, Vitamins
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Management of the newborn child. 2 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Obstetricians. Doctors. Nurses.
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A technical film (the first part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Most of the film looks at the theory of the stages of anaesthesia using Guedel's chart. This is laboriously annotated with animations to illustrate every reflex present in anaesthesia using the inhalation method. There are four stages of anaesthesia the third stage is when surgery can commence (this is in turn subdivided into planes). The fourth stage is respiratory failure and potentially death....
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Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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This highly entertaining animated film begins as a young girl settles down into bed to sleep after coming home from a party. One of her feet protrudes from under the bed cover and the toes come alive and discuss how painful they are after being cramped into ill-fitting shoes all day. The toes show in a series of flash-backs how they have been maltreated, and a dream shows how they would like to be treated - feet measured, shoes fitted and lots of time spent out of shoes and stockings. 2...
Topics: Foot, Public health, Foot, Medical.
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Cell biology sequences. Tumour cells - MCIM shot 1 frame every 10 seconds one frame every 6 seconds. Vertical longitudinal section of leading edge graphi illustration. Tumour cells illustration S180. Cells in culture. Macrophages
Topics: Cell Biology, Fibroblasts
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This film illustrates various methods of sterilisation for the total abolition of germs from every surface and material which approaches the field of operation. Techniques shown include the use of an autoclave, sterilising using boiling water, boiling oil, a naked flame, antiseptics, paraform vapour and dry heat. We also see at the end how a patient is prepared for an operation on the knee. 2 segments.
Topics: Operating Rooms, Infection Control, Urologic Surgical Procedures, Surgery, Operating Rooms,...
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Short documentary film describing the causes and symptoms of hay fever and showing how pollen is collected and made into desensitising sets for sufferers. Grasses are grown for their pollen at a Pollenarium. Dr John Freeman describes how he and Leonard Noon devised a potential treatment for sufferers of hay fever. A detailed sequence shows how the grasses are cut and the pollen collected and dried before being weighed and put into bottles, then taken to the laboratory at St. Mary's Hospital in...
Topics: Hay fever, Allergy, Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal -- etiology, Pollen -- adverse effects,...
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Route of needle demonstrated on skeleton, by diagram and on patient. Aspiration and air replacement for encephalography. 2 segments.
Topics: Neurology -- surgery, Neurology, Brain, Neurology -- surgery, Surgeons.
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This film illustrates the many components of the respiratory system, from the nose and throat to the lungs, with the aid of many informative intertitles, illustrations, animations and examples using human models. 2 segments.
Topics: Respiratory System, Respiratory systems, Respiratory System, Medical students. Medical.
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Ante- and post-natal exercises demonstrated by an instructor and then by a class of mothers-to-be. 3 segments.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care, Birth, Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Parturition, Postnatal Care,...
A film showing step-by-step treatment for Colles fracture. Metal splnts are manipulated into shape. A patient laying prone on a bed is measured for lint supports. The leg from the knee to the ankle is bandaged. A cage like splint is manoeuvred into position, secured and fixed into place. An intertitle says that Sir John Lynn-Thomas estimated the force at which the force to stretch the structures.
Topics: Fractures, Fractures -- History, Fractures -- Rehabilitation, Colles' Fracture
This short film begins with the diagnosis of two children - one with a harmless heart defect and one with an atrial septal secundum defect. Slow-motion animation with synchronized heart sounds and phono-cardiogram are used to demonstrate the significance of the split-second sound in the differential diagnosis of atrial septum secundum. Surgery is performed on the child with the more serious defect. 5 segments.
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Topics: Heart Septal Defects, Atrial, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart Murmurs, Cardiology, Pediatrics,...
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This amateur film with some intertitles illustrates a tour of India. There is footage of major landmarks (the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal) and people on the streets. The places visited are Ludhiania, Agra, Nagpur, Hyderabad (Deccan). Dr K Nayak with Colonel MacGregor pose for the camera. The tour continues to Madras and Calcutta with various general views and a day at the races. From Calcutta, Dr S.P. Chandhuri and Colonel R.N. Chopra pose. The tour continues to Assam (Shillong) and Mariani. 1...
Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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This amateur film in black and white and colour with intertitles covers Montreal (dockside in winter with ice in the harbour), Toronto General Hospital (GVs and various pans outside) and other locations in this part of his tour. In colour, Professor W. E. Gallie walks confidently to camera on a bright sunny day in the gardens of the hospital. Various onlookers acknowledge the camera. Professor W. Boyd walks past with a colleague. There are long shots in the hospital wards the first shots are...
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Step by step operative procedure to correct strabismus (resection of the right internal rectus muscle) and resection and advancement of right external rectus muscle. Step by step operative procedure of trephine operation for glaucoma.
Topics: Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Glaucoma
A Naval training film in four parts made for the R.N.M.S. This is Part 1: Breathing for others. An evocative safety film which begins with a number of stark reminders over the importance of air with a number of dramatised scenes such as drowing, carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to death. The action of the lungs is explained graphically. Resuscitation is explained. A sword swallower demonstrates how the air passage can be fully opened.
Topics: Resuscitation, First Aid
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This is a public information film about fire safety, presumably aimed at parents. The film explains that a lot of 'monkey mischief' is natural curious behaviour and is important developmentally. A number of young children are seen playing freely inside and outside. Unfortunately, curiosity can lead to accidents and a number of case studies are illustrative of this: 'Pat Kearney', a toddler, is accidentally scalded by her mother when she spills a hot cup of tea over her. 'Mary Johnson' was...
Topics: Fires, Safety, Pediatrics
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A propaganda film to encourage care of eyesight. The structure of the eye is shown though models and diagrams and an outline of eye defects and their correction is given. 1 segment.
Topics: Eye, Ophthalmology, Myopia, Hyperopia, Medical sciences, Ophthalmology, Eyesight, Eye,...
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This is a sales film highlighting the many uses of Elastoplast in medicine. The film indicates that there was an accompanying publication. There are six titles in the series. This is the fourth. Various skin ailments are shown, and treatment is described and demonstrated. Before and after treatment shots are shown. The treatment of impetigo, bed sores, boils and warts is discussed. 1 segment.
Topics: Skin, Skin Diseases, Dermatology, Medical sciences, Skin, Skin Diseases, Dermatology, Doctors.
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This historically interesting film depicts ante-natal and post-natal care in the 1930s before the inception of the National Health Service in 1948. Infant and maternal mortality was a concern - this film shows how Queen Charlotte's hospital tackled the problems. Scenes are dramatised of an emergency birth at home as well as scenes within the hospital depicting training and babycare. 4 segments.
Topics: Postnatal Care, Hospitals, Maternity, Parturition, Hospitals, Pregnancy, Birth, Postnatal Care,...
A compilation of films showing good first aid practice as recommended by the World Health Organisation. The films are shot in a plain studio setting and the wounds themselves, such as bleeding etc. are convincingly recreated. 1 segment.
Topics: First Aid, Wounds and Injuries, Injections, Eye
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A very short cinema commercial about the Brook Advisory Centre clinics which advises people on family planning and contraception. A young couple walk together in woodland - they embrace briefly while a male voice-over advises people to come and talk to one of the Brook Advisory Centres if you love each other... but want to be careful .
Topics: Contraception, Sex Education, Family Planning Services
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A straightforward demonstration of a specialised operation that removes the inside of the patient's eyeball. 2 segments.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, Sclera, Ophthalmology, Eyesight, Ophthalmology,...
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This film illustrates the movement and agglutination of typhoid (2 mins 30 secs) and then cholera bacilli (2 mins 30 secs). Probably one of the earliest surviving film records of bacteriological research. Some of the footage could be from the Bombay Plague Laboratory (now the Haffkine Institute). A 35mm negative on nitrate film was donated to the Wellcome Library by the Research Defence Society, although the original provenance of the film and its use are unknown. 1 segment.
Topics: Bacteriology, Research, Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacteria, Bacteria, Bacteriology, Bacteriology,...
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A two-part film made for mothers-to-be, looking at the correct way to bathe a baby. This first part shows, among other things, the importance of avoiding draughts, which equipment is needed, how to change a soiled nappy, the correct temperature of bath water and how to wash the face and head. 2 segments.
Topics: Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Early childhood, Infant, Newborn, Maternal Behavior, Pregnant...
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This film demonstrates the eversion of the eyelid by both the two-handed and one-handed methods on a woman using a physical demonstration and medical illustrations.
Topics: Ophthalmology, Eyelids
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Referred to as a 'spoken film' in the opening credits, this is an animated film which looks quite dramatically at the origins of human civilisation, the development of city living and the possibility of over-population in the future leading to the collapse of civilsed life. Narration is provided by Ian Richardson, Nancy Marchand, Earle Hyman, Carlos Montalban and Maya Chadda. 3 segments.
Topics: Family Planning Services, Contraception, Medical Sciences, Public health, Family Planning Services,...
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This film is about how accidents in the workplace might occur. In the form of a semi-dramatic reconstruction, narrated by Maurice Denham, we see how a factory worker, Stan Berry, becomes the victim of a serious accident while at work. We arrive at the scene of the accident, an industrial work place with stacks of oil drums at the same time as the ambulance. The following sequences explore how the accident happened and who is to blame. The conclusion is that it is the human factor the...
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Topics: Accidents, Occupational, Health education, Medical sciences, Safety education, Occupational safety,...
This silent, black and white film begins with the following written explanation: In this film attempt has been made to record some of the changes of posture of different subjects [4 female, 5 male] whilst viewing silent projected film on a screen that could be raised or lowered to permit the top edge of the picture to be set at pre-determined heights giving angles of 55, 50, 45, 40 or 35 degrees from the horizontal line of sight. [...] The subjects were seated in a chair closely resembling an...
Topic: Optometry
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A demonstration by diagram and illustration of the technique for making fillet plaster for tubercular cervical spine and a spine spica in children. 2 segments.
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Topics: Casts, Surgical, Cervical Vertebrae, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Tuberculosis, Spinal -- therapy,...
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A general discussion of venomous snakes which, by means of diagrams and pictures of living snakes, describes their classification and characteristics, snake venoms and their effects, and the treatment of snake bites. 2 segments.
Topics: Snake Venoms -- classification, Tropical Medicine, Antivenins, Snake Bites -- therapy, Snakes,...
The film first compares normal cell behaviour; the activities of normal chick heart fibroblasts and neoplastic tissue cells as seen by the interference microscope. The section on Cultures of Epithelium is credited to M. Abercrombie, E. J. Ambrose, P. C. T. Jones, K. G. Moreman and A. L. Levene.
Topics: Neoplasms, Cell Biology, Fibroblasts, Epithelium
A film demonstrating Canti's research into cell behaviour in real-time and time-lapse. This film provides a detailed explanation of fibroblasts including a hand drawing (in view) with labels.
Topics: Fibroblasts, Embryonic Development, Radium, Cell Biology
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This amateur film, which has been edited semi-professionally with additional intertitles and maps to orientate the viewer, consists of footage of the homeward journey by the party on SS Rajputana, P&O steamship from Penang to London. The party arrive at Colombo, Ceylon for a meeting of BMA members. There is a traditional native performance of male dancers. In Bombay, an Indian snake charmer is seen in action. Venom is shown being extracted from a snake. The Bombay branch of the BMA greets...
Topics: Travel, Voyages around the world
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This extremely enjoyable film, which contains excellent footage of late 1960's home life, attitudes to food and meal times, addresses obesity in children. A female GP narrates the story of three children who are overweight for their age stressing that although there may be some inherited causes of their obesity, it is mostly due to over-feeding on the part of the parents, what the GP calls a cruel kindness. 3 segments.
Topics: Obesity, Pediatrics, Obesity, Pediatrics, Obesity, Pediatrics, Medical
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Part 2 shows organised growth a rabbit ovum, chick embryo (clearly illustrating cell division) and the development of the thigh bone of the chick. Some sequences show a clock in the corner to illustrate time passing. Histological sections of the femur are shown. An indicator is top right of the frame with the relevant day the sequences were shot. End of Part 2.
Topics: Microscopy, Embryonic development, Embryonic Structures, Cell Biology, Fibroblasts
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Blood group determination, technique for making hanging drop preparation of the patient, plus groups 2 and sera: microscopical appearances cross matching of recipient and donor cells and sera. 3 segments.
Topics: Blood Transfusion, Blood Group Antigens, Blood Donors, Blood, Human biology, Blood Transfusion,...
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A technical film (part of a series) apparently aimed at the inexperienced anaesthetist. Intubation is shown either orally or nasally depending on where on the body the operation is to be performed. With the aid of intertitles each section outlines the apparatus required as well as the appropriate preparation and care of the tubing used. Patients are shown being prepared for anaesthesia. Maintenance of anaesthesia with a variety of scenarios is shown, then finally, extubation. Endotrachael...
Topics: Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd Pharmaceuticals Division, Anesthesia, Anesthesia -- history,...
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This film demonstrates the many mechanical methods available for artificial respiration with paralysis available to patients in the 1940s . 6 segments.
Topics: Respiration, Artificial, Ventilators, Mechanical, Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Medical...
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Doctors and nurses demonstrate the many ways of tying on a face mask according to preference and the type of cap worn. 1 segment.
Topic: Medicine -- History
This film starts with intertitles explaining that the techniques shown in the film on children under12 have been in place for a few years before the film was made. A girl is given an injection by a nurse and then the children about to have the operation, dressed in their surgical clothing, are shown in the playroom, talking to the nurse. A child comes in to the surgical room holding a teddy bear. It is noted that the child is not restrained in anyway. The child is anaesthetised (open drop...
Topics: Medicine -- History, Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Tonsillectomy
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This film is intended to show students and house officers some of the techniques used in routine blood grouping in the hospital laboratory. A number of photomicrograph shots in colour demonstrate the microscope examination of the results obtained. The film is divided into the following sections:
Topics: Hematology, Blood Grouping and Crossmatching